Arts


Paying Respect (For Al Robles)

Shhhhhh listen with your heart
Brown Yellow, Red
voices of color
Rising us up from boxes
people put us in
Yes, I’m Black
feeling activist elders from all ethnic cultures

Combining communities
Through the arts
Black, Chicano, Asian, Native, Women Gay Arts Movements
From Manilatown to Motown
Homo-Hop to Krip-Hop

La Mission/ The Mission

La Mission/ The Mission

La Mission es pa’ que nuestra gente que quede y no se aleje

The Mission is for our people to stay and don’t go away…

Kasama

Ikaw ilog ng laya kasama sa kamatayan

Al Robles

Ang mabait kapatid na lalaki

Ang matalino kapatid na lalaki

Ang maganda kapatid na lalaki

Ode to the Life in a Library that Uncle Al is Giving to us all...


To the life in a library
and a library in the living

to the spirits of people kept from
left from
undone by never being sung

to the dreams and schemes
of mamas and daddys
who plant deep seeds
when they teach their children to read
while they struggle to find food to eat

to ritmo y congo
y ukelele and
banjo

these beats are swimming - in a library thats living
in a library that's alive
not dead

Tambien la luvia (Even the rain) a PNN ReViewsForTHe RevOlution movie review

 

"Siempre es dinero (its always about money)...." We open with Spanish filmmakers Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar driving their late model SUV’s through a lush green backdrop of our sacred Pachamama, chuckling, bickering, thinking of the ways they will produce a movie about Christopher Columbus with a small budget by exploiting the indigenous peoples of Bolivia and their lands

 

To Close

Monday, June 7, 2010;

 

To close a gap we pull together

hold it tight lash it glue it weld it

chain it nail it screw it kiss it

 

to close a deal we shake it sign it

pay it cash on the barrel take it

make sure you don't break it

 

to close a job we check it fix it

pack it sweep it detail it play it

invoice it then haul out and bless it

 

to close a heart we hit it slash it

The Rug Metaphor

The Metaphor Exercise is one of many creative writing exercises we use in the multi-lingual, multi-racial, multi-generational Revolutionary Journalism Class at PeopleSkool.

 

POOR Press 2011 Books Released in Black History Month!

“POOR Magazine has an open door for whoever wants to enter. I feel a deep admiration and respect and also an eternal gratitude to POOR Press. (POOR Magazine) I can only say thank you to everyone who helped to write my book.” Maria Molina, Migrant Scholar and debut POOR Press Author of her newly released book, “Humble Professional.”

 

CREDITOR PREDATOR (from the battle Po' Student In-Debt Mama Vs Creditor Predator-2nd place 2011)

Don’t call it a come-back……I’m under attack y’all……
Creditor – Predator…..for da’ edumaKKKation…
Creditor – Predator…..for da’ edumaKKKation…
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answer machines re-playin’/over n’ over again/ creditor haterz sayin’/”aw’ hell nah’/we ain’t playin’…”

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